Japanese Substitute Standard Series 35 Rifle, erroneously called last ditch. Butt stock is two peices of wood dovetailed together for savings in wood and to make the stock stronger. Rear sling swivel is one screw.
Bolt handle plumb shaped. Large round nuts on recoil bolt.
Fixed peep rear sight, graduated for 300 meters. Safety knob is welded rough.
Stock is two peice with trapped handguard. Top handguard short type. Middle band is solid type. Front band is rivited. Front sight is inverted V without guards.
Series mark to the left of serial number. Kokura arsenal stamp to the right of serial number, sub contractor Toyo Kogyo stamp to right of arsenal stamp and inspector stamp to right of that. Receiver is grooved for dust cover that was never installed.
Trigger guard and floor plate all made from stampings. Floor plate is hinged with release inside front trigger guard. All screws were staked from the factory, this rifle has been removed from the stock at some point in time.
Receiver is stamped with the mum only and was not marked with Type 99. Machining and stock finish is rather rough with only critical points finished to close tolerances.
Wooden butt plate has the usual 3 nails and is normal thickness.